Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) got a public scolding from President Joe Biden this week for the sin of blocking parts of his agenda by not eliminating the filibuster.
During his speech on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre – considered one of the worst incidences of racial terrorism in the United States – Biden said he has been unable to pass a voting rights bill because of “two members” in the U.S. Senate that keep working with Republicans. Asked why he couldn’t get a voting rights bill passed, Biden responded, “Well, because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House, and a tie in the Senate — with two members of the Senate who voted more with my Republican friends.”
As noted by HuffPost, the comment was a “veiled reference to Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, both of whom have frustrated Democrats with their